Daily Tax Update - August 27, 2013: IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Shared Responsibility Provision

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Shared Responsibility Provision:  Today, the IRS issued final regulations (TD 9632) on the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as amended by the TRICARE Affirmation Act and Public Law 111-173.  These final regulations provide guidance to individual taxpayers on the liability under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code for the shared responsibility payment for not maintaining minimum essential coverage and largely finalize the rules in the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2013.